Hike for Science

Hike For Science

Let’s visit national and state parks, museums, and the outdoors together. Let’s bring friends, kids, and community groups along.


What you will need to get started:

  1. Comfortable Hiking Shoes/Boots
  2. Plenty of Water
  3. Snacks/ Protein Bars
  4. Bug Spray
  5. Sunscreen
  6. First Aid Kid
  7. Hat
  8. Trail Map
  9. Art Supplies (Optional)
  10. Notebook (Optional)
  11. Magnifying glass (Optional)
  12. Binoculars  (Optional)
Preparing to Hike

To get started, make sure you have everything required to hike. It is very important to wear comfortable hiking shoes, bring plenty of water, and an open mind to learn about the wonders of the natural world.

While hiking, take time to check out the little things. If you brought a magnifying glass, you can observe wildlife footprints, feathers, bones, and more.

Local Hiking Trails

Bootleggers Run Trail – 4.2 Miles (Easy) [map]
Creve Coeur Park
Saint Louis, MO

Grotpeter Trail – 3.75 Miles (Moderate) [map]
Castlewood State Park
Ballwin, MO

Walker’s Island Trail – 3.7 Miles (Easy) [map]
Horseshoe Lake State Park
Granite City, IL

Limestone Hill Trail –  2.0 Miles (Rugged) [map]
Mastodon State Park
Imperial, MO

Hike for Science Meet-ups

Meet-ups are in the works. If you are interested in joining a Meet-up please reach me at dan@marchforsciencestl.com

Share you Hike for Science Experiences

To share hiking photos, please use Twitter handle #hikeforscience. You can also email your photos to dan@marchforsciencestl.com.

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